The Sanborn Weekly Journal, CreativeWEB Apparel and Gifts, the Dumont Boutique and Company and R.G. Beuty and Body Spa teamed up to collect donations for the Sanborn County Food Pantry and the Mitchell Area Safehouse. Both places service the entire Sanborn County area to help people in need or distress. People who brought donations or provided money to collect donations were put into a drawing for a $20 gift card from all three businesses and a year’s subscriptions to the Journal. The winner is Judy Hinker. Thank you to everyone who donated.

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In early October, Tracy Burkel suffered serious injuries from a four-wheeler accident. In an attempt to chase a stray bull out of his pasture, Tracy ended up rolled under the four-wheeler. As a result, Tracy had 23 breaks on seven ribs and a collapsed lung, meaning a long recovery time in his future.  Tracy farms and also operates a hay-moving business. While current social-distancing efforts did not allow a fundraising event, members of the Woonsocket Chapter of Modern Woodmen of America used social media and word-of-mouth to kick off an effort to raise $5,000 to help Tracy and his wife, Erica, with medical bills and lost income during his recovery.  Within a month, $5,500 had been raised for the Burkels. Modern Woodmen provided matching funds of $1,000 for this effort for a combined total of $6,500.

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While social-distancing efforts have caused Modern Woodmen of America to temporarily modify chapter and youth service club events nationwide, their Make An Impact program has allowed chapters to perform projects through individual members or member households performing some type of hands-on activity. Modern Woodmen member and 4-H member Megan Linke teamed up with fellow Town ‘N Kountry Kid 4-H Club members on a project to benefit the Sanborn County Food Pantry. Linke first contacted Lynn Brueske at the Food Pantry to find out what needs they might have. Armed with this information, 4-H members Megan Linke, Samuel Hansen and Mary Catherine Hansen went shopping at Woony Foods. With a $358 check from Modern Woodmen, they were able to purchase and deliver about 25 grocery bags of food and personal care items. 

As a tax-exempt fraternal benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities.

…See a photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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